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Dislocations of the Ribs & Spine - Chapter Summary
Work through this convenient online chapter at your own pace to review the causes, symptoms and treatments for spine and rib dislocations. As you examine this series of lessons, you'll review several types of dislocations, including cervical spine dislocations, atlantoaxial subluxation and sternoclavicular dislocations.
To help you retain the terms and concepts you study, we've included short self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter. The chapter is accessible on any Internet-connected device, and you can study at any time that fits your schedule. Our instructors are also available to answer any questions you may have about rib and spine dislocations.
How It Helps
These short and convenient resources can benefit any healthcare professional who needs to demonstrate a thorough understanding of rib and spine dislocation. The lessons and quizzes can function as training materials or continuing education resources. Access the chapter at any time to learn new skills or refresh your existing knowledge.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Evaluate the symptoms and treatments for dislocated ribs, rib separation, cervical spine dislocations, lumbar spine dislocations, dislocated coccyxes and atlantoaxial subluxation
- Compare rib separation and rib dislocation
- Recognize thoracic spine dislocation fractures
- Understand how sternoclavicular dislocations are diagnosed and treated
- Identify the causes of atlantoaxial subluxation
1. Dislocated Ribs: Symptoms & Treatment
A dislocated rib is a painful injury where one or more of the ribs are moved from their normal location. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatment for dislocated ribs.
2. Rib Separation: Symptoms & Treatment
A rib separation just sounds painful- and it is! In this lesson, we will learn what a rib separation is. We will learn about the symptoms associated with this and how to treat it.
3. Cervical Spine Dislocations: Symptoms & Treatment
A cervical spine dislocation is an injury to the cervical spine that causes the vertebrae to move from their normal location. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatments for this type of injury.
4. Lumbar Spine Dislocation: Symptoms & Treatment
Lumbar spine dislocations refer to injuries that cause the vertebrae in the lumbar spine to move out of their normal positions. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatments for this type of injury.
5. Sternoclavicular Dislocation: Symptoms & Diagnosis
In this lesson, we will cover the anatomy of the sternoclavicular joint, commonly referred to as the SC joint for short, and look at the diagnosis and symptoms regarding a sternoclavicular joint dislocation type injury.
6. Sternoclavicular Dislocation: Treatment & Recovery Time
A sternoclavicular dislocation is an injury that causes the bones of the sternoclavicular joint to move from their normal positions. In this lesson, learn about the treatment and recovery time of this type of injury.
7. Dislocated Coccyx: Symptoms & Treatment
A dislocated bone is never a good thing, and a dislocated coccyx can be especially painful. In this lesson, we will learn about symptoms and treatment for a dislocated coccyx.
8. Atlantoaxial Subluxation: Symptoms & Treatment
Atlantoaxial subluxation is a condition where the vertebra in the neck become slightly dislocated or misaligned. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatment for this type of injury.
9. Atlantoaxial Subluxation: Definition & Causes
Atlantoaxial subluxation is a condition where the vertebra in the neck become slightly dislocated or misaligned. In this lesson, learn about the definition and causes of atlantoaxial subluxation.
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